Conservative Revolutions

  • Niels Eichhorn


The middle decades of the nineteenth century were a period of turmoil. Around the Atlantic world, states suffered from revolution, civil war, nationalist struggles, and frontier conflicts. What started at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, when educated elites called for the unification of nation-states and political reformers called for constitutional governments, little progress had been made in the first half of the century, especially during the revolutions of 1830 and 1848. After mid-century, things changed as conservative political leaders embraced the popular desire for nation-states with constitutional government.


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